DataViz Tip #28: Chart Types: Radar and Polar Charts
Radar and Polar charts help you represent series of quantitative variables in a circular manner on axes starting from the same point. You can think of Radar chart as a radial version of a line chart, and Polar chart as a radial bar chart.
Both chart types are at their best when variables in a series have some meaningful order. For example, when variables (spokes) represent minutes in an hour, hours in a 24 (or 12) hour cycle, months in a year, etc.
Additionally, radar charts are often used to compare features of multiple subjects. For example, you can show several core stats of multiple basketball players, characters or items (cars, guns) in a vide game etc. These could either be displayed on the same chart or as a series of multiple radar charts side-by-side in a panel.
— GSN (@info_gsn) April 20, 2016
amCharts 4 support for Radar and Polar charts
You can create a multitude of Radar and Polar chart variants and plays on them with amCharts 4. Check out the documentation to get started and get deep with Radar charts.
These demos should get you a feel of what can be done with RadarChart type in amCharts 4:
Try clicking on the continents, zooming in and out, dragging the timeline slider, etc.
You can zoom-in by selecting a sector by dragging your mouse.
Try interacting with the chart – zoom-in/out using sliders or mouse selection.
It doesn’t even have to be a full circle with amCharts 4, if that’s what you are after. Try using the slider at the bottom to change the radius of the whole chart from a full circle to a straight column chart.
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